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Achieve BAP Certification For Your Company

Hundreds of BAP-certified processing plants and farms worldwide supply seafood produced in compliance with the BAP certification standards. To join the growing list of BAP-certified facilities, access and review the various BAP standards and application forms.

BAP Certification Process


Program applicants initially review and complete an application to enter the BAP program. Once accepted, facilities must undergo a site inspection and present specified production records for traceability for at least three months. After successful inspection, facilities pay a program fee based on total annual seafood production volume.

Farms that wish to participate in the BAP certification program may do so individually with or without a sponsor, or they may be organized as part of a group of farms under the active assistance of a sponsoring organization. Integrated Operating Module farm units are groups of medium- to small-sized farms that have been organized under the sponsorship of a processor, farmer cooperative or association, or other legally recognized entity.


Best Aquaculture Practices certification remains in effect for one year from the date of final certification approval by BAP. In each successive year, facilities must undergo a site inspection and review. Facilities must complete recertification by their recertification date to be in full compliance with the BAP program.

After initial certification, facilities pay a yearly inspection fee and program fee based on production volume. Minimum and maximum values are set according to facility type.

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